Living in Hampstead
Hampstead is synonymous with elegant living and a cultured community. With its mix of picturesque countryside, historical buildings and boutique shops and restaurants, Hampstead Village offers a timeless appeal whilst being just a few tube stops away from the West End and the financial district.
The affluent NW3 area is home to some of the most expensive housing in London so it is little surprise that more millionaires live within Hampstead’s borders than any other area in the UK.
Hampstead Village boasts a variety of property types, including imposing Edwardian mansions and Victorian terraces, as well as purpose-built flats and picturesque cottages and mews houses dating back to the 17th century.
Where to Eat in Hampstead
Holly Bush – A great traditional pub to enjoy real ale and fine English cooking.
The Wells – An upmarket gastro pub with fireplace and games.
Dim T – Popular Asian fusion dishes and a wide range of Chinese teas.
Villa Bianca – Sophisticated ambiance and extensive menu taste Italian cuisine at its best.
Ginger & White – Child friendly coffee shop serving artisan espresso coffee british sandwiches salads and breakfast.
Tinsel Town – Late night American Diner and milkshake bar.
Things To Do in Hamsptead
Everyman Cinema – One of London’s most notable art house cinemas which offers a high quality experience.
Hampstead Theatre – A repertory theatre dedicated to exposing new writing talent. Harold Pinter gained some of his earliest experience here.
Kenwood House – One of the most accessible of London’s great Regency homes, John Keats has a museum devoted to his life and work at his former residence here.
Parliament Hill – Go for a stroll and take in stunning views of the city.
Hampstead Museum – Set in a Grade I-listed house, exhibits include a John Constable painting, a Marcel Breuer-designed Isokon chair and the flag of the first Scout troop in the country.
The area is serviced by Underground tube stations Belsize Park and Hampstead (zone 2) on the Northern Line.
There are Overground train stations at Hampstead Heath and Gospel Oak on what is known as the North London Link, connecting Richmond to Stratford via Highbury & Islington.
There are a number of Bus routes connecting central London to Hampstead, available in full here, with the N5 night bus among the most convenient ways to get back after a night out in the West End.
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